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Old 02-16-2007, 08:43 AM   #1
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Unable to give karma

On an attempt to give karma to a poster I get this message
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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to USER-X again.
WHY CAN'T I GIVE KARMA TO USER-X when I feel it is deserved?
> To my knowledge, I have never before given karma to USER-X
> To my knowledge, it has been at least several months since I gave karma to anyone
My user CP panel does not seem to record my history re. giving karma, so I can't be 100% sure of the above 2 points. Is there a way to see my karma-giving history?

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Old 02-16-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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According to the DC karma system, you must spread your karma to at least 5 different people before you come back to the same person to give him/her another karma, and it doesn't depend on time passed in between. You have said you haven't given a karma for some months, so perhaps you forgot that you actually gave user-x a karma before, OR it is also possible that you accidentaly gave your karma to a wrong person, which happened to be user-x.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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Where can I see my karma giving history?

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According to the DC karma system, you must spread your karma to at least 5 different people before you come back to the same person to give him/her another karma, and it doesn't depend on time passed in between. You have said you haven't given a karma for some months, so perhaps you forgot that you actually gave user-x a karma before, OR it is also possible that you accidentaly gave your karma to a wrong person, which happened to be user-x.
Where can I see my karma giving history? I have gone to my User CP but cannot find any info re. my karma giving history (I only see the karma I have received)
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:48 AM   #4
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can karma rules be revised?

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According to the DC karma system, you must spread your karma to at least 5 different people before you come back to the same person to give him/her another karma, and it doesn't depend on time passed in between.
DC Administrator Alix was kind enough to PM me with my entire karma history. Looking at my history I see...
> The first and only time I gave karma to "USER-X" was on 13th Nov 2006.
> After 13th Nov 2006, I have only given one other karma. It was to a different poster on 22nd Nov 2006.

I have been a member of DC since Sep 2004. During that time I have only given karma 6 times. I use DC's PM to thank individual users.
> I reserve karma for a post I think would be useful to the general DC readership.
> When I read a post that is of particular interest to me, I send a brief thank you via PM to the poster

can karma rules be revised?
Given that I seldom give out karma and given that 3 months have passed since I gave karma to USER-X, I think I should be allowed to give karma to USER-X again.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
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Why don't you try spreading the karma love around
It is very nice that you give people a personal message when you appreciate their post but why don't you include some karma with that too?
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:43 AM   #6
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Subfuscpersona, the karma rules have already been adjusted down to 5 from 10. It used to be that you couldn't give karma to the same person until you had given out 10 other hits. This is just to prevent folks from going back and forth karmaing each other and getting ridiculous amounts of karma "power".

I guess the short answer is, hand out a little more karma. LOL. I know that sounds silly, but really, thats the best I can come up with. Sorry about that. Keep that post in mind and go find a couple others you like, karma them first and then go back to the original one and offer it there.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:44 AM   #7
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I do think it would be handy if we were all able to view not only the karma we've received but the karma we've doled out. It's hardly a big deal and would be worthwhile only if it could be achieved easily through the existing software.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:28 PM   #8
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and lets face it, there a lot of people and post here TO Like, so it shouldn`t be that difficult to find 4 more :)
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:32 PM   #9
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re karma given history and karma rules

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I do think it would be handy if we were all able to view not only the karma we've received but the karma we've doled out. It's hardly a big deal and would be worthwhile only if it could be achieved easily through the existing software.
absolutely agree!

Also, IMHO, an explanation of karma, its purpose, benefits and rules, should be added to the FAQ section.

PS Thanks, Alix, for PM-ing me with my personal "gave karma" history and for your follow-up.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:34 PM   #10
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You're welcome. (Did I get karma for that? )
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